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Chinese icefish

Order Salmoniformes
Family Salangidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Long, compressed body with no scales. Only the male has a large but thin line of scales near the origin of the caudal fin. Bearded head, prominent chin. A dorsal fin in the posterior half of the body. Pelvic fins in abdominal position. Forked caudal fin. Pearly white coloration. Anal and caudal fins with black radii. Up to 10 cm in length.

FAO code
Neosalanx tangkahkeii
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 4: Asia - Inland waters
  • Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
International denominations
Portugal Peixe-prata-oriental
United Kingdom Chinese icefish
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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